China Airlines (not to be confused with Air China from China, this is the Taiwan-based airline and from personal experience is AWESOME) has a sale on DIRECT flights to Taipei.
Air New Zealand also has flights on sale direct for similar prices. Both will be shown below.
Both include full service, checked luggage.
Auckland to Taipei
Dates: 1 Feb 23 - 30 Sep 23
Cheapest: $1221 return
Auckland to Taipei (1 Feb - 30 Sep) from $1221
I concur, good airline.
But I think some (if not most) of the cheaper tickets will need transit via Brisbane, Australia.
This is the message I get on China Airline website after selecting dates:
To/From New Zealand flights will en route via Australia (Excluded CI059/CI060 direct flights).
Please make sure you travel with valid transit visa if required.
Even though with the filter "direct" on the beatthatflight.com.au, the flight labelled as shown is CI053/54, which the official website China Airline is saying it is transit flight.
Good deal nonetheless considering how expensive the flight tickets are these days.